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Jump Start Node.js

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Chapter 2Let’s Get Functional


“I have always wished for my computer to be as easy to use as my telephone; my wish has come true because I can no longer figure out how to use my telephone.”

 --Bjarne Stroustrup, creator of C++


JavaScript is sometimes dismissed as a language used by developers who do a search on the Web, grab a random script, and make a web page to perform a certain task. In this chapter, we are going to dispel that myth once and for all. We’ll do this by building a stock exchange trading engine that’s perfectly capable of accepting orders and executing trades in a manner similar to NASDAQ or the New York Stock Exchange. We will call our fictional exchange the nockmarket, which is short for the Node.js stock market. ...

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